Do you doodle? You do! Don’t you?

We all love doodling! Children often make doodles, in every piece of paper or on their notebooks!

First, let’s get the definition of doodle: «A doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines, generally without ever lifting the drawing device from the paper, in which case it is usually called a “scribble”», we read in wikipedia.

We are also informed that «Doodling and scribbling are most often associated with young children and toddlers because their lack of hand-eye coordination and lower mental development often make it very difficult for any young child to keep their coloring attempts within the line art of the subject».

Doodles are like dreams

According to Ruth Rostron, a professional handwriting analyst whose work has included seven series of ‘Tales from the Stave” for BBC Radio 4, «Doodles are puzzling because they are often enigmatic, full of bizarre images or seem to make no sense, rather like dreams. As in dreams, issues and concerns that preoccupy us are transformed and represented in symbolic ways. Thoughts that we tend to inhibit slip out in disguise when our guard is down and take shape as doodles».

Six kids draw six different cats

Ruth Rostron in her article “Doodle meanings”, argues that «A doodle can tell you a great deal about someone, once you know what to look for. The subject will give you some clues, but the way the drawing has been done will tell you even more. For example, if six people draw a cat, every cat will be different – in size, shape, colour, position, expression etc. All six doodlers may be home-loving cat owners, but the particular features of the drawing will reflect qualities that relate to the individual».

The Virtual Kids Gallery has already received a great example of doodling by a kid.

So do you doodle? If you do, we will be happy to receive them and exhibit them in The Virtual Kids Gallery!

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